Russia delivers 800 Mi-17 helicopters over decade

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
Published : 19 Jun 2017, 17:00:08

Russia delivers 800 Mi-17 helicopters over decade

Weapons supplier Rosoboronexport under Russia's state-controlled conglomerate Rostec provided the world market with more than 800 Mi-17 helicopters between 2006 and 2016, the Rosoboronexport press service reported Monday.

Rosoboronexport chief Alexander Mikheev said the company has recently signed a contract with the Bangladeshi air forces on the delivery of five Mi-171Sh combat-transport helicopters in 2018.

"Bangladesh is actively modernising its national aircraft fleet. We are pleased that Bangladesh has chosen the high-quality Russian products," Mikheev said.

Between 2013 and 2016, Rosoboronexport delivered Mi-17 helicopters, Yak-130 advanced trainer aircraft and armoured vehicles to Bangladesh.

Russia's Mi-8/17 family of helicopters are currently products of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant or the Kazan Helicopter Plant.


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